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BREAKING: Senate kicks against JAMB admitting candidates below 18 years
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 13 Jul 2021   ||   Nigeria,

Tuesday- 13th July, 2021: The Senate Committee on Basic Education on Monday said it would work towards amending the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB to stop the board from admitting candidates below the age of 18 years.

The Vice Chairman of the committee, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, made this known during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB.

The committee revealed that age has a lot to do with learning ability, particularly in higher institutions.

The Chairman noted that education is very important in the development of the country stressing that the sector deserves to be given much attention.

The Senator described the JAMB as a bridge between the secondary and the university, stressing that the agency was a necessary vehicle for the delivery of quality and standard education in Nigeria.

“If the products from the secondary schools are not properly catered for to be assessed before turning them into the university definitely you will have a problem,” she said.


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